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- n. The unification of towns, tribes etc. under one capital city or polis.
From Ancient Greek συνοικισμός, from συνοικίζειν ("to make live with, to unite under one city"), from σύν ("syn-") + οἰκίζειν ("to colonise"). (Wiktionary)
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